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Michigan’s Justin Amash becomes first Republican to back Trump impeachment

Congressman says Mueller report ‘identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice’ WT24 Desk The Michigan congressman Justin Amash has called for Donald Trump to be impeached, adding a first Republican voice to a growing chorus of Democrats demanding Congress move against the president, The Guardian reports. Amash is a libertarian and independent-minded politician who has ...

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India’s ‘Tiger state’ reports at least 11 rare cub sightings

Forest officials record first births for many years in parts of Madhya Pradesh WT24 Desk Forest officials in Madhya Pradesh state, in India, have reported several tiger cub sightings, the first for years in some parts of the region, The Guardian reports. At least 11 cubs have been sighted in the last week, including five in Panna Tiger Reserve and three ...

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Binge-drinking: UK leads the world; India not far behind

The Global Drug Survey released in London on Thursday reports that Britons got drunk 51.1 times over a year – almost once every week. WT24 Desk The UK has topped a global survey of binge-drinking with more cases than any other country, with India finishing sixth in the top ten such countries dominated by the English-speaking world, The Hindustan Times ...

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‘Like any other job’: Indian sex workers lobby for pensions and healthcare

Five million sex workers vow to vote en bloc in national elections in effort to have rights acknowledged WT24 Desk Sex workers across India are lobbying candidates in the country’s general election to support their demands for better health and welfare services in return for votes, The Guardian reports. “We wanted to see which party accepts sex workers as part of ...

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Nepal mountaineer climbs Mount Everest for record 23rd time

Sherpa, 49, reached the summit Wednesday morning, breaking his own record that he set last year, his expedition company confirmed. WT24 Desk For the hardy few, climbing Everest is a bucket-list feat of endurance, danger and wonder. But Kami Rita Sherpa’s 23rd record summit of the world’s highest peak on Wednesday was just another day at work, AFP reports. Sherpa, ...

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Steve Bannon sought alliance with FBI in 2017 White House meeting

Bannon, then Trump’s closest adviser, told FBI officials to put their past differences with the White House ‘behind them’ WT24 Desk Steve Bannon urged two senior FBI officials to put their differences with the White House “behind them” at a meeting in 2017, on the day after Donald Trump asked James Comey, the then head of the FBI, to pledge ...

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Numbers from dream bring lottery jackpot 13 years later

WT24 Desk An Australian man who scored a $700,000 lottery jackpot said his numbers came to him in a dream 13 years earlier, UPI reports. The East Devonport, Tasmania, man won a total $709,842.97 from the May 8 Wednesday Lotto drawing, and the winner said his numbers came from an unusual place.PauseUnmuteLoaded: 0%Progress: 0%Remaining Time-5:40Fullscreen “I’ve been playing these numbers ...

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NYC waiter returns $424K check to customer despite no tip

“I’m so grateful that the insult that we gave him did not prevent him from doing the right thing,” Vinacour said. WT24 Desk A waiter at a New York City pizzeria returned a $424,000 cashier’s check to a woman who accidentally left it behind and didn’t leave a tip, UPI reports. Waiter Armando Markaj came across a check in an envelope containing ...

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Pennsylvania man’s big catfish breaks state record

WT24 Desk A Pennsylvania man is a record holder after reeling in the state’s first documented catfish weighing over 50 pounds, UPI reports. Jeff Bonawitz, 54, of East Lempeter Township, was out fishing from the Susquehanna River’s Muddy Creek public access area in York County when he got a bite.PauseUnmuteLoaded: 0%Progress: 0%Remaining Time-5:37Fullscreen Bonawitz said it took about 25 minutes to reel ...

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Pigeon triggers speed camera in Germany, goes viral

WT24 Desk A speed camera on a road in a German city captured a photo identifying an unusual speeder — a pigeon, UPI reports. The town of Bocholt, located on the border with the Netherlands, shared a photo that quickly went viral on social media showing the pigeon flying nearly 10 mph over the speed limit on the road. The speedy avian ...

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